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Roque says call for Trillanes’ ouster from PMAAAI ‘overall sentiment of military’

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By Prince Golez

The appeal for Senator Antonio Trillanes’ expulsion from Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) based in Davao City reflects what the military thinks about the senator, Malacanang said on Friday.

In a full-page newspaper advertisement, the PMAAAI Eagle Fraternal Chapter sought the ouster of Trillanes from the PMAAAI roll of members, citing his “pattern of behavior” as former military personnel, senator, and Filipino citizen.

“That reflects overall sentiment of the military,” according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. on Friday.

The manifesto, which was published on page 6 of The Philippine Daily Inquirer on September 14, described Trillanes’ actions and behavior as “contrary to the Academy’s motto of COURAGE, INTEGRITY, and LOYALTY.”

It also accused the former Navy lieutenant of inciting to sedition, committing coup d e’tat and graft and corruption, disrespecting senior officers and the President, engaging in propaganda activities, and treasonous acts.

Meanwhile, Roque said he is also confident in the military’s loyalty to Duterte.

Trillanes, whose amnesty in 2010 was declared void from the start by the President over an alleged failure to comply with minimum requirements, claimed some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines have expressed support for him.